CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Cassius Blue Butterfly (Leptotes cassius) Egg/Larvae
Had I not seen the butterfly laying eggs, there is no way I ever would have found the minute (smaller than 1/2 a pin head) egg. In trying to get a better photo of the egg a day or two later I saw on the computer screen that it had hatched and the larva was in the same shot.
Larval Host Plants: Milkpea (Galactia spp.), Leadwort (Plumbago spp.), wild tamarind (Lysiloma latisiliquum)
Learn more: VIDEO of ant interacting with a caterpillar: http://www.terranat.com/default.html?recid=132_notes
Shown on Florida Native Plant: DOCTORBUSH (Plumbago zeylanica)